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Kids Sew March Break — Fancy Fox

A fun introduction to sewing and quilting — for kids age 9 and up. This foxy quilt is great for beginners! Kids will learn rotary cutting and basic sewing skills to make a quilt top. They will also learn how to prepare their quilt for quilting with spray basting, machine quilting with a walking foot, and how to add the binding.

Instructor — Katy Devlin

Prerequisites — none / kids will be working with cutting tools and irons and need to be mindful :)

Dates — March 12 thru 16, 9:30 - 12:30 pm

Supply List — All supplies are included in the cost for the class; students will be able to choose their own fabrics for the project

About the instructor — Katy is a self taught quilter and sewer who loves to try new projects. She has a love of fabrics and thinks that being able to make something from fabric is the best thing ever. Katy works at Mad About Patchwork and loves sharing her passion with others.

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Pretty Patches — January 2018

Inside This Issue

This issue of Pretty Patches is packed with projects to keep you inspired in the months ahead, from simple stash-busters to bigger stitching challenges. If you’ve never tackled a full-size quilt before, Judith Hollies’ beautiful First Snow is a great place to start, pieced from easy star blocks in icy blues that build into a gorgeous winter make.

There’s plenty more to keep you cosy in the colder months too, including Debbie von Grabler-Crozier’s snug slipper boots in vibrant Art Gallery Fabrics prints, and Vanessa Arbuthnott’s easy-stitch hot water bottle cover, made in fabrics from her own elegant range.

One of my perpetual new year’s resolutions is to keep a tidier workspace, so I’ll be stitching Susan Briscoe’s lovely sashiko-embellished wall-hanger with multiple pockets to stash my pens, stationery and general office debris in, and we’ve also got a helping hand for those with ambitions to improve their fitness in 2018, with a great pattern for a bright sling tote for your yoga mat.

Inspiration this issue comes from two super-talented textile artists who have both developed their own unique style and expertise. Ann Small shares the ‘slashing’ techniques behind her striking reverse appliqué pieces, and Cas Holmes reveals how she evolved her skill in ‘painting with cloth’.

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